Dadakis’ columns are out of line

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Under the guise of “protecting” our superintendent of schools, Edward Dadakis is doing just the opposite.

In his two recent columns in the Greenwich Post and letter to the editor in the Greenwich Time, Mr. Dadakis seems obsessed with playing “gotcha” at McKersie’s expense. As an employee of the Board of Education, McKersie needs to remain absolutely distant from electoral politics and steer clear of any personal attacks on board members.

However, each time the superintendent manages to claw his way out of the pit Mr. Dadakis has dug for him, Mr. Dadakis throws the superintendent back in the mud with another column in which Mr. Dadakis quotes McKersie bad-mouthing a board member. Why would Mr. Dadakis continue to do this?

Simply put, Mr. Dadakis is a master of local politics. He has concocted a very clever strategy of trying to force the superintendent to quit Greenwich so that Mr. Dadakis can then try to convince the voting public that the board member he is accusing of being mean to the superintendent is the one actually guilty of driving the superintendent out of town.

To compound Mr. Dadakis’ hypocrisy, voters should know that Mr. Dadakis, a top leader in the Greenwich Republican Party, voted twice, in 2007 and 2011, for Marianna Ponns-Cohen to be the Republican candidate for the Board of Education, and he is now using her as a cudgel to beat on his least favorite board member.

It may well be that Mr. Dadakis is being too clever by half and that his strategy will backfire on him. For the sake of our children, let us hope so.

 

Audrey Skelly
Cos Cob

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